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In 2021, we added more than a million documents and images allowing you to trace your ancestors on Genealogy Quebec, including birth, marriage and death records, headstones, city directories, death notices, memorial cards, historical newspapers and much more!
Thanks to these additions, the Genealogy Quebec website now offers some 49,877,724 images and files which allow you to trace your family’s history in the province and the surrounding area, from the beginnings of the colony to today.
Here is a more detailed overview of the year’s additions.
- 31,586 new birth, marriage and death records from Quebec, Ontario and New-Brunswick. (Details)
- Addition of 1,700,000 marriage records dating from 1850 to today, from the NBMDS tool and Connolly File. (Details)
Browse the LAFRANCE (subscription required)
- 43 new cemeteries from Quebec (Details)
- 115,000 new online obituaries
- 5,350 new memorial cards (Details)
- Over 500,000 new death notices from Quebec, Ontario and the United States (Details)
Browse the Obituary section (subscription required)
- 74,789 new baptism, marriage and burial records (Details)
Browse the Connolly File (subscription required)
- Over 30,000 cards referring to hundreds of thousands of births, marriages and deaths (Details 1, 2, 3)
Browse the BMD Cards tool (subscription required)
Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections
- 31 new historical newspapers totaling for over 100,000 images (Details 1, 2)
- 35,000 new mariage records from the Directeur de l’État Civil du Québec dating from 2018 and 2019 (Details)
Browse the Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections (subscription required)
- Addition of the years 1915 to 1978 of Montreal’s Lovell City Directory, 150,000 new images
Browse the City Directories tool (subscription required)
Acadia – Families
- Collection update: 11,453 new family files (Details)
Browse the Acadia – Families tool (subscription required)
Drouin Institute’s Blog
Our team continues exploring various topics of genealogical and historical interest on our blog. Here is what we published in 2021.
- Genealogy and care work by Audrey Pepin
- Quebec’s civil registration is 400 years old by Marcel Fournier
- Priests, the moral authority of New France by François Desjardins
- Women in Quebec’s toponymy by Audrey Pepin
- Our slave-owning ancestors, Part 1 and Part 2 by Cathie-Anne Dupuis
- The omission of women in family trees, Part 2 and Part 3 by Audrey Pepin
- Quebec birth, marriage and death records by François Desjardins
- What connects the names Routhier and Lavallée? by Bertrand Desjardins
To conclude, the Drouin team would like to wish you health, happiness and many genealogical discoveries in 2022, and thank you for the trust you have placed in us for now more than 10 years.
The Drouin team